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Cong slams BJP for taking Parrikar to ‘inspect’ third Mandovi Bridge

Curchorem: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar hit out at the BJP led government for portraying Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar that he is functioning and working. Speaking after the party’s Jan Aakrosh function at Quepem on Sunday, at Quepem Municipal hall, Chodankar said that it is a disgraceful …

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Shirgao mine urged to take back retrenched workers

Bicholim: Goa Suraksha Manch convener Subhash Velingkar met the retrenched workers of Shirgao mine on Saturday, and demanded that the company take them into service. Fifty-five workers from Shirgao mine have been retrenched by the company. “GSM requests the Shirgao mining company to take these workers back on job so …

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Congress demands recall of Governor

Panaji: The Congress party, on Sunday, demanded recall of the Governor for “not acting like the constitutional head of the state.” Holding responsible the Governor Mridula Sinha for the “present constitutional crisis in the state,” the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodankar said that he would write to …

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7 comunidades adjourn polls for want of quorum

Margao: While elections of the new managing committee was scheduled at nine comunidades in Salcete on Sunday, but the polls were held at only two comunidades as there was no quorum at seven comunidades. The comunidades where quorum was not established were Calata, Seraulim, Deussua, Guirdolim, Davorlim, Benaulim and Assolna …

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Workers to strike on Jan 8 and 9

Panjim: The Goa Convention of Workers (GCW), an umbrella organisation of trade unions in the State, has decided to join the nation-wide general strike call given by Central Trade Unions and Mass organizations on January 8 and 9, to oppose the anti-people policies of the Central and State government. In …

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Three injured in Bicholim accident

Bicholim: Three persons were injured in an accident that took place at Bicholim on Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a scooter. According to Bicholim police, one Dnyneshwar Ramakant Alvi (53) had come to pick up his son Shivank (14) at one of the high schools at Bicholim. When he …

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Goa may be heading for mid-term polls

Panaji: With possibility of the state legislative assembly being dissolved looming large owing to the current political situation, there is now an indication that Goa may indeed have to face mid-term polls, as Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma has issued a circular to all the heads of the departments and District …

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Chicalim panch, opponent come to blows over fogging

Vasco: A sitting panch of Chicalim village panchayat and an opponent in the 2017 panchayat polls to ward 7 allegedly came to blows over the work of fogging in the area. Vasco police have registered cross complaints in this regard. Panch member Supresh Mayekar, representing ward 7, has lodged a …

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